Saturday, April 27, 2013

Religious Thought 206

There are ignorant people who speak flowery words and take delight in the letter of the law, saying there is nothing else. Their hearts are full of selfish desires, Arjuna. Their idea of heaven is their own enjoyment, and the aim of all their activities is pleasure and power. The fruit of their actions is continual rebirth. Those whose minds are swept away by the pursuit of pleasure and power are incapable of following the supreme goal and will not attain samadhi.
- Bhagavad Gita 2:42-44

And what, monks, is Right View? It is, monks, the knowledge of suffering, the knowledge of the origin of suffering, the knowledge of the cessation of suffering, and the knowledge of the way of practice leading to the cessation of suffering. This is called Right View.
- Digha Nikaya
cture is a gift from divine grace.
- Hadith The Prophet Muhammad, as reported by Abu Hurairah

“If thou art willing to suffer no adversity, how wilt thou be the friend of Christ? ”

- Thomas Kempis

Recite a hundred benedictions daily.
- Meir, Talmud: Menahot

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